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  • Blog Post: Working with memory mapped files in .NET 4

    I have been exploring different new features that come with the .NET 4, beyond the most popular ones like dynamic types and covariance; I was interested in performance enhancements. For this reason I am going to publish a couple of blog entries were I explore these different features. Memory mapped...
  • Blog Post: Design: Architecture Frame Considerations (Part 2)

    In this second instalment we are going to review another set of frames. This guideline should help you to understand what is involved on each one of them as well as considerations and known patterns. You can find the first part following this link. The second part looks like this: The following...
  • Blog Post: Design: SOA Taxonomy, an object oriented approach

    An essential part of the SOA Governance is to properly identify the requirements in order to introduce or upgrade a service within your SOA model, this is commonly known and service and integration planning within the SOA lifecycle. This is all good in theory but the nightmares start when architects...
  • Blog Post: Design: Classic stored procedures or Entities?

    With the new entities framework to be released in the next service pack some of our customers and team members are starting to discuss what is the correct pattern. I wanted to extract my position around the choices. I am big supporter of having options, in this case I don’t consider one better...
  • Blog Post: Design: The Sync framework

    In first place let me answer the question why do we need a sync framework. The current connected scenario present different challenges for developers, the technologies are there but all of them are different. If you want to synchronize your pictures with your computer you will use the photo sync technology...
  • Blog Post: Architecture: Multi-channel with WPF

    As architects, we should see the world with tendencies oriented eyes, being aware of the different signals that the market shows behaving like explorers. Sometimes is a difficult task that demands us going the extra mile – I like to see a good architect as that one that can properly filter what is important...
  • Blog Post: Design: Ephemeral cache explored

    Many of .net developers are familiar with the ephemeral model included in the garbage collector. The idea of using generations in order to manage the lifespan of the objects is extremely helpful when you need to control the life of an object. Incidentally, this is applicable to custom cache models where...
  • Blog Post: Design: How good SOA can help you dealing with multi-cores

    Unless you have been living under a rock for the last 5 years you should know about the multi-core architecture that the new processors bring to our world. Well, processors hardly can go any faster with the current technology therefore we need to start to have parallel thoughts... Well, you are about...
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